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31 August 2007

Stories from 31 August 2007

Bulgaria: “Foreigner Tax”

The Balkan Yankee writes on the ways in which the so-called “foreigner tax” is applied in Bulgaria.

Russia: More on Politkovskaya and Litvinenko

Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on the investigation of Anna Politkovskaya's murder and remind his readers of another ongoing case: Aleksandr Litvinenko's murder.

Ukraine: Volunteerism Promotion

MoldovAnn bought her first car in Ukraine and has spent some time driving it in and around Kyiv, and now she's off for a week of traveling with a group...

Ukraine: “What Will the Elections Change?”

Taras Kuzio compares Ukrainian politicians to their French counterparts: “Yulia could become Ukraine’s Thatcher or Sarkozy – Yushchenko will always be a Chirac. Maybe a woman can do what a...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko vs Yanukovych

The election is a month away and Yulia Tymoshenko campaign rallies are reported to be drawing crowds of supporters. Alluding to president Yushchenko's 2004 poisoning, Foreign Notes writes that Tymoshenko...

Ukraine: Rinat Akhmetov

Foreign Notes writes about Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression #6

The weather pattern heading towards the Caribbean has been officially categorized as Tropical Depression #6 of the hurricane season, according to an updated post by Francomenz.

Ukraine: Crimea

On the last day of summer, here's a translation of LJ user drugoi's photo report on his trip to Crimea, one of the favorite summer tourism destinations in the Soviet...

Brazil: Tired of Philips

There is a popular saying in Brazil that goes like this: “Say whatever you want to and you will hear what you don’t”. Paulo Zottolo, the Latin American President of...

Trinidad & Tobago: 45 Years of Independence

Nicholas Laughlin quotes BC Pires on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's 45th anniversary of Independence, while IZATRINI.com compares the country's first Independence Day celebration with how the holiday is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression?

Francomenz follows the progress of a “disturbed” weather system heading towards Trinidad and Tobago.

Sierra Leone: Blogging the Elections

Sierra Leone held its presidential and parliamentary elections on August 11, 2007. The exercise marked a peaceful transition to democracy after years of civil war. None of the presidential candidates...

India: Working women and Housewives

Ultra Violet on a recent court judgment that rules that a working woman is a “housewife first”.

India: Privacy and Terrorism

Does anti-terrorism policy justify loss of privacy online? Arzan Sam Wadia has more.

Pakistan: ExPM in exile returns

All Things Pakistan on the developments on the political front, as an Ex-PrimeMinister in exile returns to Pakistan in early September.

Nepal: Madhesi MPs

Democracy for Nepal on the internal dynamics of political parties as geographical identities become sharper.

Tunisia: A new Mohammed cartoon crisis ?

Tunisian blogger A.L.G.Y of Cos-maux-polis is wondering whether a new Mohammed cartoon crisis is brewing. She explains that drawings of a man with the body of a dog wearing a...

Morocco: Cheap Chinese Plastic

Everything Morocco questions why there's so many cheap plastic products “made in China” being sold in the traditional artisan souks of Fez.

Morocco: Books on Fez

The View From Fez shares a list of books pertaining to the grand city of Fez.

Syria: Arab Bread Basket

Syria is the Arab bread basket of the Middle East, writes Egyptian D.B. Shobrawy, who adds that the Arab country is sharing the spoils with neighbours hit by a wheat...

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